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Life, Including His Escape and Struggle for Liberty, of Charles A. Garlick, Born a Slave in Old Virginia, Who Secured his Freedom by Running Away from his Master's Farm in 1843
			

         LIFE OF CHARLES A. GARLICK.               9

town, but now (1902) the largest city in Ohio.  The
latter portion of the voyage, which  occupied two
days, was tempestuous in the extreme.    This season
the steamer Mayflower made the run from Buffalo to
Detroit in eighteen hours, the fastest time on record.
   Racing on the lakes was great sport in those days.
We were unable to make the harbor at Cleveland, and
ran ahead to Buffalo returning the next day  with a
big increase to our passenger list. Among the new
passengers were a number of Irish emigrants on their
way to the West. On the boat was a wealthy pro-
perty owner of Cleveland, who I now believe to have
been the late Leonard  Case.  In Cleveland I took a
train on the Cleveland, Painesville and Ashtabula
railroad, then just completed.  The  year before I
rode on the same road which was my first experience
with steam or any other kind of cars.
  On reaching Ashtabula on my return voyage I took
the stage with Al Phelps as driver and no man could
beat him; and  after a short ride we  disembarked at
Jefferson. I walked down to my old home which I
found had been sold to Messrs. Barton and Jenkins,
and Mrs. Garlick had become the wife of Aseph
Carter, then living on the place on South Chestnut
St., now owned by the estate of Judge Woodbury.
  I found work with T. S. Edwards, a half-brother of
Mrs. Garlick-Carter. Remained with him much of
the time until 1870. Six years before this date I en-
listed in Co. G. 3rd U.S. Heavy Artillery, and was




			
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